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Lord Dalkeith, as Grand Master of granulated are conveyed in seves, of Scotland, last week laid the foundation- different degrees of fineness, into the stone of a new Court-house and Gaol second compartment, containing the at Dumfries.

apparatus for fiting; in the third com4. At Woodlesford, a boy about partment is the horse-wheel, the cogs eleven years of age, was caught by the of which give motion to the whole of machinery of the windmill used for the machinery. drawing up corn, and his body mangled llow the fatal spark was produced, in so thocking a manner that he died which caused this devastation, whether instantaneoully: he was literally torn from fiction or from any incautious to pieces !

act of the workmen, as no fire is ever Mr. Parry, the Serjeant at Mace for employed in this part of the works, is, Plymouth, was attacked in Stonehoule. and ever mult renain unknown. The lane by a soldier, who robbed him of unfortunate sufferers by this calamity a bundle. He was recognised the fame were, John Hattings, foreman, who has night in the Barracks, and committed left a wife; John Coveney, a wite and for trial.-Same night, at the lire very three children ; George Taylor, a wife; of Meffrs. Langmead and Co. the John White, a wife and five children; counting-house was robbed of 2301. in William Thurlton, a wife and three cash.

children ; and Wiliiam Simmons, un7. In the afternoon, a few minutes married. Three of the men were found after three o'clock, the corning mill, alive after the explofion, with every No. 1, part of the Royal gunpowder article of clothing town off, their boo works, situated about three quarters of dies scorched black, and miserably la. a mile North-west of the town of cerated-they died, however, in a few Faversham, blew up, with a moft tre

minutes. Iwo others were discovered mendous explosion, and killed lix men, among the ruins in a similar condition, who were at work therein, and three dead; but Williain Simmons, whole horses. The fragments of the build employ was with the mill horses in that ing were dispersed in thousands of part of the building which set in mopieces over the adjoining grounds, and tion the machinery for lifting, had his the mally presses and mill timbers mhoulder and thigh broken, and a dansplintered and difplaced in such a ma gerous wound upon his head, by the ner as to prelent a heap of ruins im- filling of a piece of rinber, but w::s possible for words to describe; but not burnt -he survived nearly two owing to the chosen lituation of the hours, during which he was perfectly corning mills, and drying-Iteves, which collected, knew Mr. Giraud the lurwere removed from the town after the geon, and answered several questions dreadful accident in 1781, and the fur. put to him relative to the accident, but ther judicious precautions of detach- could give no account of the cause--he ing the buildings from each other, seemed perfectly, religned, and sensible riling banks of earth between some, that death only could end his prefent and surrounding others with strong sufferings. John Whiie had hedges and plantations of wood, the tered ine mill only a few minutes, destruction las not extended beyond and Mr. Pledger, an oficer belong the place where it begun; the windows ing to the works, had left it only of a houle in Broad-treet, and a few ten minutes before the explosion. It at Mr. Crow's, baker, in Weit ítreet, was heard many miles in every direcbeing all the damage sustained in l'a- tion round the country, sending forth vertham ; which is somewhat lingular, an immense pillar of smoke, lo high as a great number of buildings adjoin. into the atinoiphere, as to be seen from ing, and others much nearer, were un the Dane-john-hill at Canterbury, touched.

where the found resembled that of a The corning mills are timber build- large piece of ordnance. ings, of an oblong quadrangular form premises were supposed to contain about somewhat like a barn, and covered ten barrels, or 1000 lbs. of powder, with tiles, having four entrances; the One of the horles, otherwise but little internal 1pace divided by two partitions hurt, had a large splinter driven irto into three compartments. The first his skuil fo fast that it could not be contains the presses with their levers drawn out; it was killed on the foland capstan for prelfing the powder lowing day. into cakes; which cakes being coarsely The widows and children of the YOL. XLII, SEPT. 1802.



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workmen have the pay of their hus- Heald cut and beat her, and by acci. bands and father's continued to them dent wounded his accomplice's hand, for life ; Government, with a laudable which he was employed in washing humanity, adopting this rule in all when seen by Mr.'T. Heild denies cases of a like nature. The lait explo- the whole. The villains are both ap. fion which took place, previous to this, prentices, and are committed to York was on Feb. 20, 1793, when about 40 Castle for trial. The deceased was upbarrels of gunpowder, which were in wards of 70 years old. one of the Itoves in a marih below the

A Court Martial was held on town, were blown up, and thrče men board the Wassenaer, at Chatham, on killed.

the Masters of the Alkmaar, Captain The Lords of the Admiralty have Poulden, and the gun brig Ferriter, directed that an increale of pay thould when the former was acquitted, and be granted to all the Warrant officers the latter dismissed the service, for tel. in his Majesty's service.

ling fpiricuous liquors on board. At a Naval Court Martial held on The Nimble, Plyinouh passage ver. board the Centaur, in Hamoaze, Com. sel, with eighteen passengers on board, modore Danby, of the Spencer, Piefi. was lost a few days lince, and all dent, and J. Liddle, Eig. Judge Ad. on board perithed. She was run foul vocace, Lieutenant Cannon, of the Fe. of in coming out of Plymouth Sound, terell, was tried for neglect of duty on which, it is supposed, itarted some of various occasions, and the charges be her timber heads, and the foon atier. ing fully proved, the President and wards foundered. A part of her boom Court lentenced him to be dismiled and boat were picked up off Salcome, bis Majelty's service. He was accord about twenty-four miles from Plyingly discharged.

mouth. 9. Lieutenant Buchanan, of the Pe.

Mr. Otto, jun. Mr. Shergold, and terell, was tried by a Court Martial,

Mr. Coulion, being on a fhooting and dismifled the Tervice, for dilobe.

party near Hand Cross, with a youih dience of orders, and leaving the deck

of 15, nephew of B. Edwards, Esq. during his watch.

Mr. Ci's gun went off and thot the Capt. Jones, of the Bearer, has been young gentleman ; the wliole charge dilmilled the service by a Court Mar penetrated his hde, broke two of his tial, on a charge preferred againit him ribs, and wounded the aorta, which by his First Lieutenant, of tyranny

caused his immediate death. and oppreflion.

Sheriff's Court, Sept. 11. -- Hurft v. Early in the morning Mr. Tolerton, Halford. The plaintiff in this cause of Flanshaw-lane, near Wakefield, look. was of a profesion technically called a ing out of the window, observed a nun Nicknackiterian, that is, a dealer in all on the other side of the road washing manner of curiofities, such as Egyphis hands, and a light in the houle of tian mummies, Indian implements of Elizabeth Smith, one of his neigh- war, arrows dipped in the poison of bours, living opposite. On his giving the upas tree, bows, antique shields, the alarm, the light was extinguithed, lielmeis, &c. and was described as and the man ran away. Mr. T. then possesing the skin of the Cameleopard entered the House, and found Mis. S. exbibited in the Roman amphitheatre, covered with blood, and writhing in the head of the spear used by King the agonies of death. She was quite Arthur, and the bieech of the first can. speechless, and survived but a few ini. non uled at the siege of Constantinople;

From some lulpicious circum. and, in mort, of almost every rarity stances a young man about nineteen that the most ardent Virtuoso would years of age was taken up. On his wish to pofless. The defendant was first examination he Hatly denied the the executor of a widow lady of the horrid event, but at length confefied name of Morgan, who, in the enjoy. that lie committed the murder in com ment of a considerable fortune, me pany with R. Heald, another young dulged her fancy, and amused herself man in the neighbourhood. Under in collecting objects of natural and arstanding thedecealed was worth money, tificial curiosity. She had been long they broke open the house with a relo. in the habit of purchasing a variety of lution to rob and murder her. The rare articles of the plaintiff; the had former held the unhappy woman while bought of hiin models of the Temple




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of Jerusalem and the Alexandrian Li was a lady of fortune, wished to amuse brary, a specimen of the Type invent- the gloomy hours of her widowhood ed by Memnon, the Egyptian, and a' by stuffing apes and birds, her executor genuine manuscript of the firit play was at least bound to pay the expence acted by Thelpis and his Company in the head incurred, in indulging her a waggon ; for all these she had in her whimlical fancy. He saw no reason lifetime paid moit liberally. It ap. why a single thilling of the plaintiff's peared also she had erected a Mauto demand thould be subtracted. - The leum, in which her decealed husband Jury accordingly give a verdiet for the was laid, and the projected the deposit- plaintiff-Damages 40l. ing her own remains,when death thould

Some workmen who were emovertake her, by the side of him. The ployed on the roof of a building in plaintiff was employed in fitting it up; King's Bench Walk, in drawing up and ornamenting it with a teitellated

sheets of lead to the roof, carelessly let pavement; this was also paid for, and fall a large feet rolled up, which they constituted no part of the prelent de: had juit drawn to the top of the buildmand. This action was brought against ing. This immense weight fell through the defendant, her executor, to recover the fum of 401. for stuffing and em

the ceiling between the rafters upon a

denk below, at which a Gentleman was balıning a bird of paradile, a tly bird, fitting, whole head was itruck by the an orangoutang, an ichineumon, and a The defendant did not

lead, but owing to his having his hat

on at the time, and the lead falling in deny that the plaintiff had a claim on

rather an oblique direction, his life the estate of the deceased, but he had let judgment go by default, and at

was preserved. The desk was broken

to pieces, and the building much : tempted merely to cut down the taken by the accident. amount of the demand. The plaintiff's foreman, or ailiftant, proved that the

At Union Hall, Southwark, Mary work had been done by the direction Robinson was brought up on a charge of Mrs. Morgin, and that the charge of stealing little children, and tripwas extremely reasonable. On the ping them of their frocks. The pacontrary, the defendant's Solicitor con

renis of no less than five infants, of tended that the charge was most ex

the ages of from thice years to five, travagant: be stated, ihat the Museum appeared against this wretch; they of the deceased Virtuoso bad been fold proved the property in the frocks.-It by public auction, and including the appeared the prisoner used to seize models of the temple of Jerusalem and

every opportunity of inticing children the Alexandrian library, the antique to her, and having carried theni ont type, Thespian manufcript, pear-head, of the neighbourhood, plundered them and every thing else she had been all

of their cloths, which she immediately her life collecting, it had not netted pawned. The pawnbrokers identified more than nol. As to the stuffed the prisoner. One of them, from her monkies and birds, which conftituted

so repeatedly coming to biin, suspecte the foundation of the plaintiff's claim, ed her, and was the cause of her ay: they scarce had defrayed the expence prelienfion.She was fully committed of carrying them away; they were ab.

for trial. solute rubbish. The plaintiff's attor

A fellow driving fome Theep in Li. ney replied, that his client's labour verpool, a few days since, one of them was not to be appreciated by what the

took fright, and ran a considerable difobjets of it produced at a common

tance before he could overtake it; sale, attended, perhaps, by brokers,

having at lait caught the poor animal, who were as ignorant as the tutřed

the moniler drew out his knife, and in animals they were purchasing.

a fit of senseless rage cut oif one of its The Under sheriff observed, that in

legs, and in that condicion drove it matters of taste the intrinsic value of back to the rest of the ficck. Fortu. an article was not the proper mediun

nately there were many witnesses to * of ascertaining the compensation due

the inhuman aê, and measures in ve to the labour which produced it; a

been taken to bring the perpetrator to virtuofo frequently expended a large punishment. fun of money for wisat another man In addition to a new Chalybeate would kick out of his boule as lumber. Soring at Cheitenlain, in other has been If Mrs. Morgan, who it was proved discovered in the guidels of Mr. Har



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ward, the Librarian, similar, in taste 15. The commillion Warehouse of and effe&t, to the regular spa. Mr. Har- Mr. Purse, at the corner of Cloak-lane, ward is stated to have refused a thou was broke open in the night, and robland guineas for it.

bed of goods to the amount of 2000l. A valuable copper mine has been discovered under Carradon, the higheft

15. An indictment was preferred mountain in Cornwall. It belongs to

at the Middlesex Sessions against E. Mr. M'Cullan, a Surgeon in the Navy. Salmon, for feloniously receiving know

ing them to have been stolen, a child's The Directors of the Bank, in confequence of the increaling emoluments cap, gown, and other articles, the pro

of Eliz. Impey. The mother of of that Corporation, have proposed the child, Eliz. Impey, stated, that the that the sum of 2į per cent. on their relided on the 22d of June in Red Lion capital (which is 11,642,400l.) should Market. On that day a man, whom be divided amongst the proprietors in the dist not know, came to her, and the 5 per Cent. Annuities. This re

faid that he was sent by Mrs. James, of commendation having been adopted by Finsbury-place; to enquire after her a Court of Proprietors, each holder of child and relieve her. Mrs. J. Had freBank Stock has 2 per cent. addition quently relieved her when in distressed to his capital in s per Cent. Annui. circumstances. He then gave her a ties.

trifle of money to go and procure ne12. In the evening a fire broke out ceffaries, and laid he would take care of at a musical circulating library near her child till the returned. She en. Warwick-court, in Holborn, which trusted him with her infant, but on consumed that and the adjoining house her return the found he had decamped before it was extinguished. There with it. After many ineffectual en. was a party in the house where it be- quiries, she was advised by a neighbour gan, who rushed down stairs, and ef to go to the house of the prisoner. caped; but, such was their consterna. She went, accompanied by a police tion, that the ladies left their cloaks officer, and found her child, which the and the gentlemen their hats behind recognized by “ certain signs," in bed them, and the only property saved was with Mrs. Salmon, who in üfted that it a few articles of plate.

was her own, of which the had lately 14. At night a tremendous fire been delivered. A surgeon, who was broke out at Liverpool, which con

called in to examine the prisoner, ftafumed the whole of the beautifuland ex

ted his opinion that he had not been tenlivewarehouses fronting St. George's the child was given 'up: - The Coun.

delivered, in consequence of which Dock.--About ten o'clock smoke was observed to issue from the centre of fel for the defendant submitted to the France's Buildings; the fire bell was

Court, that the present indictment instantly rung, the drums beat to arms,

could not be sustained, as there had and the whole of the military turned

not been proved any intention of ont. About one the flames burit forth ttealing the cloathis : 'and this being with treinendous fury, and continued

also the opinion of the Chairman, the to threaten deitruction to ail around prisoner was acquitted : but was ordertill six o'clock in the morning, when

ed to be detained. they were got somewhat under. All

A beacon has been placed on the those beautiful and extensive buildings Bell Rock, Liverpool, to try the force reaching from Water-lane to Bruns of the sea on it; while it stands, it will wick itreet, with the corresponding be of much service to the nipping par. store-honles, called France's, were, at fix o'clock in the morning, one pro

ling it. digious heap of ruins! The damage 15. J. H. Edy and T. Brannam were cannot be much less than a million of indieted at the Old Bailey for feloniinoney. The shipping were, from its oudly stealing a chaise, the property fortunately being flood tide, removed of - Mackenzie, 'The facts of the and preserved shut every attention chaise being obtained at Mr. Mackenwas necessary, such as wet fails placed zie's livery-fables by the prisoner Edy, before the rigging, &c. The accident under the pretence of hiring it to go was occasioned by the falling of a snuff to Brighton, and the subsequent dit sí candle, mong pavings in a porter posal of it, chiefly through the agency vandt.

of Brannam, to Newman, keeper of the


George, in Drury-lane, were clearly latitude, like a geographical sphere. proved. The Judge did not deem it This, I presume, he has done on his necessary to put Brannam on his de voyage outward, the journal of which fence, he not being a principal in any is likely left in America. But this part of the transaction; and Edy left which Í poffefs begins with the exact his to his counsel, by whom no evi- point of latitude and longitude of Phidence in his justification was adduced. ladelphia, and records the zenith of The Court was of opinion that the ma- every day as accurately as if he had terial question for the confideration been all along on terra firma. In bed of the Jury was, whether, at the time he told the Captain his distance from of Edy's gaining posesion of the chaile the Coast of Ireland to a minute, by he entertained the intention of hiring looking at his machine. it to go a journey, or whether he “ The properties of magnetism are meant to convert it to his own use, not yet fufficiently known, and they as, in the latter case, it was clearly have lieretofore been applied to use only a felony. After a short conference. in the form of the needle. But it apthe Jury found Edly guilty, and acquit pears to possess, besides its well known ted Brannam. Thefe iwo prisoners polarity, a propensity to retain its nawere tried upon a second indictment, tive relative position on the earth; for stealing a grey gelding, the pro- that is to say, it turns upon an axis perty of W. Hiscox. Of this charge like the earth, one point always pointthey were both acquitted. Edy said, ing at the pole star. Beyond the line, his age was twenty.

this point upon the ball is below the 18. Most of the Cabinet Ministers horizon; and on the thores of Ameattended his Majesty at Windsor; rica the longitudinal line, which now when a proclamation was issued, pro. is its meridian, was far down the side : roguing the Parliament from the 5th so that if he had failed round the earth of October to the 16th November, his little ball would have made a comwhen it is to assemble for the dispatch plete revolution upon its axis." of business.

The following recipe, for preservNautical Discovery—The following is ing provisions, which is eminently useextracted from a letter by a Gentleman ful to navigators in hot climates, in Glasgow to his friend in Greenock, has appeared in a French journal :dated. Algust 2.

“When the aliments, from intense “ An affair of so much consequence hearand long keeping, are likely to pass to mankind as the following, it were into a state of corruption," says the criminal in me to conceal ; î therefore writer, “the simple but sure mode of request of you to make it as public as keeping them sound and healthful, is possible among your sea-faring and phi. by putting a few pieces of charcoal lolophical friends.

into your pot or faucepan where the «'Our mutual friend, before his fish or meat is to be boiled. The departure lait fall for Philadelphia, effects of this are, that your soup will conitructed a machine, apparently'limni be good, and that the filh or fleih will ple, but which is infinitely more valua- be both found and agreeable to the ble to navigation than the compaís. taite." This experiment has been It was brought to me, together with tried, and thould not be forgotten. his log-book, by a fellow passenger Vaccine Process-Several atteinpts have homewards, who unluckily had paid been made to introduce the Cow pock no attention to the use of the appara- into India, but hitherto without suctus, which was the more unfortunate, cels: the Vaccine matter has been as our friend died within three leagues transmitted froin Conftantinople to of land.

Buforah, and thence to Bombay, but " It is a magnetic ball, floating in a it has become unfit for use during the bason of quicksilver. The ball is passage.-The India Company have di. painted all over, !o keep the quicksil. rected their Agent at Buttorali

, to inver froin penetrating the pores, which oculate some person there, and from might embarrals the evolutions, which that fresh subject, to transmit to Bomcoating, I dare not deitro; to examine bay the means for extending the pracche materials of the ball; hut from its tice. weight it must be metallic, yet it floats To parts burned or falded the speedy high in the fluid. Since he took it application of turpentine is an effecfrom this place, I perceive he has tual mode of allaying pain. marked it with lines of longitude and


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